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Peggy Colone

Peggy Ann Colone (Townsend)

Sunday, April 14th, 1946 - Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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Peggy Townsend Colone was born on April 14, 1946 in Horntown, Virginia to the late Chester Pitts, Sr. and Ruth Handy Morris. She departed this life on December 15, 2020.

Peggy was educated in Worcester County Public Schools. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1967 and completed Job Corp in Poland Spring, Massachusetts in that same year. She worked for New England Telephone Company for twenty-eight years.

Peggy returned to the Eastern Shore in 1997, she joined Dea’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Horntown, Virginia. She served her church as a member of the choir, Women’s Society, Treasurer, Church Clerk, and Secretary. She also loved to cook, take walks, and play Bingo.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Pitts, Sr. and Ruth Handy Morris; stepfather, Beatrice Thomas Handy; brother, Thomas Handy; and a grandson, Timothy Darnell, Jr.

Peggy leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Timothy Townsend, Sr. and Kevin Townsend; five grandchildren, Takayia Curay, Kevin Townsend, Jr., Michael Townsend, Gabriel Townsend, and Isaiah Townsend; fourteen siblings, Geraldine Mason, Robert (Marion) Handy, Charles (Julia) Townsend, Norman Pitts, Howard Pitts, Brooks Pitts, Chester Pitts, Joshua Pitts, Lawrence Pitts, Helena Pitts, Sallie Pitts, Cassandra Pitts, Joanne Pitts, and Diane Pitts; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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  • Private Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 3:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Sunday, November 15, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 25 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Harvey Davis, Sr.
  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 3:00pm
    Dea's Chapel Cemetery
    4089 Fleming Rd.
    HORNTOWN, VA 23395
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Suzanne Marie Scott

Posted at 05:23pm
The void left when "Grandma Peggy" was called Home will be forever morned. Present & strong every time we really needed her. Rest peacefully my love.

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Antonio Randolph

Posted at 10:29am
Deepest condolences : Tony,Sonya,Karla & Bernard
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Rev. Keva M. Davis

Posted at 08:19am
To the family of Peggy Colone,words cannot express the love that Ms. Peggy has shown to to others. She had an Infectious Smile and Caring heart for others. Ms. Peggy, rest in the arms of Jesus. To the family, continue to Trust God. Weeping may Endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning.

Katina Fosque

Posted at 07:14pm
I hope it brings you comfort to know that I am celebrating the life that Peggy lived and am thankful for the impact she gave in my life.
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Shirley Brown Posted at 01:37pm

My heart felt sympathy goes out to the Family. I’ll miss Peggy so much. Peggy was a very sweet loving person with a beautiful Personality! I’m so glad you were a part of me and my girls life from the time I met you. My girls were heartbroken when they heard of your passing. You will always be Aunt Peggy to them. You will always hold a special place in my heart.

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